Dwight Peck's personal website

Winter 2003-2004

wonderful wintry fun in the country the neo-cons have so far overlooked

More holes in the forest floor

Mind the step!

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

Bois de la Sauge

1 May 2004

Dr Pirri is leading us up the steep side of the Bois de la Sauge towards Mont de Bière Devant, in search of holes to not fall into. And he's already found a little one.

Scampering uphill

Taking a break

Awaiting stragglers

Some pleasant enough holes for our photographs

The Creux d'Enfer du Petit Cunay

2 May 2004

The next day, Dr Pirri is otherwise engaged, no questions please, and we're here on our own, staring out of the forest at the farm of Petit Cunay (1522m).

We're marching round it going eastward, bound for the Creux d'Enfer

Petit Cunay farm from the east, 2 May 2004


Looking north at the Swiss Alpine Club (CAS) Cabane du Cunay and, just behind it, Geneva airport radar facilities. [Now, in 2014, there's a fancy high-tech tower up there as well.]

A peek over the headland of Druchaux at Mont Tendre

The long ridge of Mont Tendre -- the summit on the right end of it. Druchaux is zoomed in the mid-foreground.

And now, down into the Creux d'Enfer du Petit Cunay, mainly to revisit some old friends

An inauspicious start

Mind your step

Whilst reminiscing idly about former errors of judgment, we've stumbled upon -- or rather, near -- the Glacière du Petit Cunay.

Icy stalactites

Okay, it's time to move on.

There's an old friend. It's hard to mistake that little tree sticking up out of a vacuum.

We're sneaking up on it.

Peek in.

This has always been one of our favorites, probably because of the flagpole tree sticking out of it, and because it's never been snowbridged over.

It's hard not to wonder what's down there. But it's okay, wondering about it is good enough.

Another favorite -- the bedspring hole.

There's the bedspring -- to catch you before you're fully committed.

The Creux d'Enfer du Petit Cunay: it's a wonderful forest to walk through, carefully.

With lots of detours.

Springing out of the Creux d'Enfer (on the right), spring flowers all over the Petit Pré de St-Livres.

Just west of the Glacière de St-Livres there's this inverted chimney nearly in the middle of the path, thoughtfully blocked up nicely.

The farm of La Foirausaz as one is making his way back to the car. Whistling a merry tune.

Winter 2003-4

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